Côte d'Ivoire: Announcement of renovation projects for hydraulic, road and port infrastructures
11 August 2010
At a press conference on 6 August, the Minister for Economic Infrastructures, Dagobert Banzio, announced the launch of a vast project to renovate the roads and canals of Abidjan, specifically in order to prevent flooding.
The cost of this project is estimated at over 8.9 million dollars. However, there is still a great deal of work to be done: "About 2500 km of paved roads have gone beyond the threshold of tolerable deterioration, hence the need for maintenance which will cost at least 1250 billion FCFA (2.5 billion USD)", he explained, quoted by the newspaper Notre Voie.
He also announced that the start of construction works on the 3rd Marcory-Riviera bridge is planned for this September at a cost of 49.9 million dollars.
With respect to the independent Port of Abidjan, he announced a number of renovation projects, in particular the creation of a bunker structure, a centre for processing liquid waste, and a service for monitoring lorries and containers.